Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
The once strongest beer in the world is back ! Brewed only once a year on December 6. Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling. This beer is perhaps the rarest in the world. Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish. Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself. Brewed under the exclusive licence of Feldschlsschen-Hrlimann-Holding, Switzerland.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Rating the 05 vintage. Not sure how Id rate this as a dopplebock, since this really pales in comparison to my favorite dopplebock (Celebrator). It is an interesting beer with notes of raisins, black cherries, a strong alcohol presence and a nice finish. Probably excellent aged a few years, this could get bumped up a few notches with a little age.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2006
2005 had in 2005 Bright amber colour with a light white fizz around the edges of the glass. The nose if fruity with hints of apple, light tin and alcoholic raspberry. The body is thick, sweet and malty. Light iron pervades the middle with a further splash of fruit. Way too young and thin, would take many years for this beer to become enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deltamarik (50) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Extremely strong aroma and taste. victory says the aftertaste is of Manischewitz. As bad as that may sound, the beer itself is pretty good. fairly dark. Not an easy one to get through, between the strength of the taste/aroma and the alcohol content, but worth it if youre up for it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
I myself didnt care at all for this beer. Poured like a amber water, very little bubble action or head. Smelled like a wine that comes in a plastic bag. I took one drink and could barely get it down. It tasted like pure flat soda syrup. I will not taste or smell this beer again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Pours amber, no head. Aroma is slightly citrus, with much maltiness. Flavor is licorice, caramel, an alcohol. Hides alcohol decently well. Pretty decent beer, only 10+% lager Ive ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Poured a syrup- caramel color. Aroma wasnt very apparent but spice was the only thing I could get out of it. The taste was really syrup like to me with little to no activity and it was slightly hop flavored with a lot of spice. I didnt enjoy this one at all and I wouldnt buy it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - AUG 7, 2006
botteled 2004. drank Aug 2006. poured very effervesentley and champagne like. Clear and toffee colored. Aroma of toasted,dark brown sugar, and mild hop spice. Sweet and complex with subtle vanillla and plenty of date and fig notes. rounds off warm with soft alchohol warmth. Aged nicely in my cellar. Have seen several vintages. 2004 will age nicely. thx

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours dark red/brown from a 2003 bottle. Aroma is a mix of caramel, strong malts, raisins, and alcohol. Flavor is very complex as well, lots of sweet malts, caramel, and dark fruit with the alcohol almost coming in to interrupt the tongue from detecting too much at once. I found it way too easy to drink this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
px2grafx (14) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
04 vintage. very pretty deep red with bright red highlights and a ring of off-white head. unbelievable aroma of sweet malt, prunes, caramel and alcohol. creamy, tongue-tingling mouthfeel. no attempts to hide the alcohol here. extremely sweet raisins, dates, syrup, caramelized brown sugar, and did i mention alcohol? tons of flavor, but maybe too much alcohol and sugar right now. this needs to lay down longer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2003 vintage. Pours medium brown with a small head. Aroma is all malt and alcohol. Flavor is fruity sweet, with a strong alcohol presence. Definately a sipping type of beer.

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